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Hungarian Grand Prix: Putintseva makes last 4

Yulia Putintseva benefited from the abandonment of Lesia Tsurenko (6-0, 2-0) on Friday. She’ll face Serb Aleksandra Krunic in the next round

Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, the No 3 seed, moved into the last 4 of the Hungarian Grand Prix when Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko retired at Római Tennis Academy in Budapest on Friday.

Putintseva, ranked No 32, led 6-0, 2-0 when Tsurenko, ranked No 97, pulled out at Római Tennis Academy in Budapest on Friday.

The Kazakh will face Serb Aleksandra Krunic next.

Yulia Putintseva defeated Slovak Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova (6-4, 6-1) and Brazilian lucky loser Laura Pigossi (4-6, 6-1, 6-2) ahead of her victory.

In the previous rounds of the Hungarian Open, the 33-year-old Ukrainian won against Brazilian qualifier Carolina M. Alves (6-4, 6-1) and edged out Russian Kamilla Rakhimova (6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5).

Budapest WTA 250, other last 8 results (Római Tennis Academy, clay, EUR 203.024, most recent results first):

  • Anna Bondar vs. Martina Trevisan
  • Bernarda Pera vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto
  • Aleksandra Krunic beat Xiyu Wang: 6-0, 6-1
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